Saturday, 9 July 2011

Hanumangarh, Rajasthan

Hanumangarh carved out from Shri Ganganagar district and made a full fledged district of the state on 12th day of July, 1994. The district shares common boundaries with Haryana state in the east, Shri Ganganagar district in the west, Punjab state in the North and Churu district in the South.

The Hanumangarh district also has a significant place in the ancient history. The remains found at Kalibanga [Pilibanga] in 1951 reveal that this area was a part of nearly 5000 years old “INDUS VALLEY” civilization. The remains of human skeleton, unknown scripts, stamps, coins, utensils, jewellary, toys, statues, wells, bathrooms, fort, streets, markets etc., found in excavation tell the story of well developed life style of our ancestors. Besides Kalibanga, more than 100 other places are also there in the district where evidences of this old civilization have been found. The remains found at these places have been kept at Museum at Kalibanga and National museum at Delhi.

Earlier, Hanumangarh was known as “BHATNER”. In year 1805, emperor Soorat Singh of Bikaner captured BHATNER after defeating Bhatis and as the day of his victory was Tuesday (known as the day of god “Hanuman”), he named BHATNER as “HANUMANGARH”.

Places to See:

Bhatner Fort: The ancient fort situated on the bank of river ghaggar was built in year 295 by Bhupat son of king Bhati of Jaisalmer. Research reveals that famous Tarain war fought between Mohammed Gouri and Prithviraj Chouhan is present Talwara Jheel area of the district.

In year 1805, Emperor Soorat Singh of Bikaner captured Bhatner after defeating Bhatis. Since the day of his victory was Tuesday (known as the day of god “Hanuman”), he named Bhatner as Hanumangarh.

Mata Bhadrakali Temple: Built during the reign of Maharaja Ganga Singh Ji, Mandir Shri Bhadrakali Ji is situated at Hanumangarh in Rajasthan. It belongs to the Shakti sector of Hinduism and is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. A mela is celebrated here on Chaitra 8 and 9. Thousands of pilgrims visit this temple during the fair days.

KaliBanga: Kalibanga is a town located at on southern banks of the Ghaggar river in Tehsil Pilibangan, between Suratgarh and Hanumangarh district. Kalibangan Archaeological Museum is one of the important places to be visited. Another interesting place worth to be visited is the archeological site of Kalibangan. This site is as old as the Indus Valley cities of Mohenjodaro and Harappa.

Sri Guru Govind Singh Gurudwara: To mark the Nohar visit of founder of Khalsa Panth and Tenth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Govind Singh, this historic Gurudwara was built in the year 1730 in Nohar town of the district............

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